Monday 7 May 2012

Birmingham Made Me - Coco's Closet shop opening

First off, an apology for not posting much lately. Now to tell you why. As you may know, I have an online shop called Coco's Closet. Thanks to an initiative at Birmingham City University and Idea Birmingham, I'm going to be part of something called Birmingham Made Me. As well as an exhibition that will be taking place on 15-22nd June 2012, there will be a shop opening this week called Birmingham Made Me in The Mailbox, Birmingham.

I'm really excited to have been selected to be part of this and excited to get going! Although we've been meeting for the last two months, the last two weeks have been crazy busy and the shop is now nearly ready to open. I thought I'd treat you to a few pictures of my area, and there will be nine other traders in the unit.

The shop will be open Wednesday 11-6pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11-7pm and Sunday 11-5pm. It's located on the ground floor, opposite Shogun Teppan-yaki in what was used as the Zumba unit. Although the shop should be open until Christmas, I'll be there until the end of June if not longer.

If you're in the Birmingham/West Midlands area, it would be wonderful if you popped in! The Mailbox has some fantastic high end shops including Harvey Nichols, Hugo Boss, L.K.Bennett, All Saints, Emporio Armani and more so it's well worth a visit.

Some of the items on sale include vintage handmade jewellery, vintage handbags, teacup candles, vintage designer handbags including Gucci and Dior, modern designer items and more!

If you are planning on visiting and there's anything from the website you'd like to look at, let me know by emailing me on bellaandrobot at or cocosclosetuk at and I'll make sure it's waiting for you.

For more info take a look at the website and facebook page.


  1. Birmingham lass right here. Will defo pop in!!! :)
    x x

  2. Always good to meet another Brummie! Thanks hun would love to see you there let me know if you're coming! x

  3. Ooh I'n going to BCU in September so if i even pop down to Birmingham before i'll come check it out! xo

  4. Hi Rach! That's fantastic, welcome to Birmingham haha. Let me know if you're down here, would love to meet you x